The contract of eye surgeon Amar Alwitry was terminated days before he was due to start work, with senior managers citing a ‘breakdown’ between them and the doctor. The former Victoria College student grew up in Jersey and had left his job in the UK to return with his family to the Island before the job offer was rescinded.
A scathing report released earlier this year by the States Complaints Board criticised the States Employment Board, which oversaw the recruitment, for its handling of the case and said that the surgeon should be compensated.
However, the SEB and Health Minister Andrew Green swiftly rejected the findings, claiming that the complaints board did not hear enough evidence and had deviated from its initial terms of reference.
Now, the SCB has responded to that reaction, further criticising the SEB for rejecting the initial recommendations and failing to address the concerns raised.
Full story in Saturday’s JEP.
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